Meaning of 汤

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(Trad.: 湯)
Pinyin: tāng
English Definition: soup; hot or boiling water; decoction of medicinal herbs; water in which sth has been boiled
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Total strokes: 6; Radical:
Pictophonetic: indicates the sound; (water) conveys the meaning.
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Example Words
赴汤蹈火 tāng dǎo huǒ to go through water and tread on fire (idiom); not afraid of any difficulty
汤圆 tāng yuán boiled balls of glutinous rice flour, eaten during the Lantern Festival
泡汤 pào tāng to dawdle; to go slow deliberately; to fizzle out; to have all one's hopes dashed; (Tw) to have a soak in a hot spring
汤药 tāng yào tisane; decoction (Chinese medicine)
汤匙 tāng chí soup spoon; tablespoon; Classifiers:
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